What was an African American sociologist, journalist,

            What
I have just said Was just a few reasons why Ida B. Wells need to have a nation holiday.
She has a big contribution to today’s society by improving the treatment for
African Americans and inspired people to allow women to vote. She empowered
people to stand up for what they think know to be right and to no matter their
color or gender treat people equally. For her great efforts and work to make
this country better for everyone I hope you will consider.

Wells bought a train ticket to ride first-class
from Memphis to Nashville, but was told she was not able to ride in the
first-class section of the train. She also refused when a crew member attempted
to move her to the train car for African American. Wells proceeded to sue the
railroad and won a $500 settlement in the circuit court case. But even though
she won, the decision was overturned by the Tennessee Supreme Court. Wells was
also forced to pay the court cost. But this didn’t stop her if anything it
strengthened her resolve. she kept speaking to people and telling them to stand
up for what is right. This also is the reason she then began a journalism
career. Another issue she saw was lynching after it had killed a friend of
hers, Thomas Moss,  she joined the anti-lynching
crusade and wrote Southern Horrors: Lynch Law in All Its Phases.

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Now for the real reason I am writing you today
is in regards to a new national holiday. This holiday will be for Ida B. Wells.
Who is that you ask she was an African American sociologist, journalist, newspaper
editor, a civil rights activist among other things. Wells wanted to change how
African Americans were treated and wanted the public to see the failure of
equality in their own eyes. Then in 1889, Wells became a co-owner of a Memphis
newspaper called “The Free Speech and Headlight”. Wells felt compelled
to write about women’s rights, anti-lynching, African American treatment which
includes segregation. Wells life shows that by taking part in the government an
individual can help influence decisions in administration and legal divisions. She
also is known for creating the alpha suffrage club and is a co-founded of the
National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and National Afro-American
Council.     

It is my belief that Civic and political
participation are extremely important for the United States of America so that
not only our government, but our society as well, can stay functioning
properly. If the majority of American’s are neglecting their civic
responsibilities and aren’t pushing to help make important decisions that
affect the nation, that leaves it to the few who are, but doesn’t mean the few
who are, are always right. It should be seen as our duty as American citizen to
have some type of knowledge of politics. Lastly, it is important to have some
civic and political participation in our great country in order for its
people’s voices to be heard and for American’s to stop being afraid to fight
for justice. (within the boundaries of the law)